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on board were put onto other flights. >>> lisa nowak, the former nasa astronaut who drove across the country to attack a romantic rival, will begin serving out her probation after pleading guilty tuesday and coming face to face with her victim. nbc's jeff rossen is in orlando with more. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. this was supposed to be a pretty routine hearing, but that changed quick. after years of saying she didn't do it, lisa nowak, that nasa astronaut, now says, yes, i did it pleading guilty. she even turned to apologize to the victim herself. >> i am glad to have the opportunity to apologize to you, ms. shipman, in person. i am sincerely sorry for causing fear and misunderstanding and all of the intense public exposure that you have suffered. i hope very much that we can all move forward from this with privacy and peace. >> reporter: lisa nowak coming clean and pleading guilty. >> lisa nowak hunted me down and attacked me in a dark parking lot. >> reporter: her hands shaking, her voice quivering. the victim, colleen shipman, told the judg
. >> while at us airways' hub in washington -- >> flight 1825. gate 23. >> reporter: flight attendant lisa scott knows the routine well. what's the secret to staying sane if you're a flight attendant? >> um, yoga. [ laughter ] lots of deep breaths. >> reporter: the airlines anticipate just under 2 million fliers to pass through all the nation's airports today. but the busiest air travel days will be sunday and monday with just over 2 million flyers each day. and 23-year veteran lindwood harris knows what they're thinking. >> they're thinking of that wonderful dinner at grandma's house, their expectations of getting there on time, and most importantly, have their bag arrive with them as well. >> check in early. please plan on arriving at airport two hours ahead. >> reporter: the good news? thanksgiving 2009 looks to be snow and ice-free. >> weather is cooperating, passengers are moving well, and flying's good. >> reporter: you heard the advice there, check in early, and the reason for that is because there are fewer airplanes this year and fewer seats. so, if you miss your plane, if you mis
, it was an emotional scene in a florida courtroom on tuesday. lisa nowak, the astronaut who drove 1,000 miles from texas to florida to attack a romantic rival pled guilty, and then the judge made her turn around and apologize to her victim. she was then given a year's probation. we're going to get more details, coming up. >>> plus, tennis legend andre agassi spent years getting attention and trophies for his dazzling performances on the court, but lately, he's been making headlines for a different reason. a bombshell book is out in which he talks about using crystal meth, his doomed marriage to brooke shields, and the fact that he actually hates tennis with a "dark and secret passion." he's going to talk about all that this morning in his first live interview since all this came out. this is surprising. >> an amazing, amazing story. >>> plus, it is veterans day, as we know, and we have vets and members of the military on the plaza to see one of the biggest rock bands in the world, bon jovi. they're goin to be live in concert a little later on. can't wait for that. >>> but we begin in virginia wher
drama in the case of former nasa astronaut lisa nowak. she pleaded guilty on tuesday to attacking a romantic rival and came face to face with that rival in a -- rather a tearful victim. nbc's jeff rossen was in the courtroom. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: mhey, meredith, god morning to you. as we've seen time and time again, love triangles usually get messy and end pretty badly. this one was really messy and ended really badly. it made headlines three years ago. remember this story? this is the astronaut from nasa who drove across the country to attack a romantic rival, another woman who was dating the man that she was dating. well, after three years, she now admits, yes, i did it. she pled guilty. and in court yesterday, when she said to the judge, i want to apologize to the victim, the judge said, okay, turn around and do it to her face. >> i'm glad i got the opportunity to apologize to you, ms. shipman, in person. i am sincerely sorry for causing fear and misunderstanding and all of the intense public exposure that you have suffered. i hope very much that we can all move for
investigative correspondent lisa myers has more on this story. hi, lisa. >> good morning, matt. this is all being driven by public outrage toward bailed-out banks, which in recent months have doubled credit card intestates for millions of americans. what congress is moving to do now would merely prevent further increases on most balances. it will not undo what has already happened. for months now, consumers have been outraged by unwelcomed credit card notices. ed niska just got the word that bailed-out citibank is doubling his rate to 30%. >> it does anger me, because here i am, a citizen, and i helped bail them out. >> reporter: hank parker just got his second interest rate increase this year from citi on the $3,500 he owes. >> i'm getting whacked for 30% on an interest rate? i just -- it just knocked me over. >> reporter: linda and jay gallagher had downsized so they could pay all their bills after their consulting business was hit hard by the economy. then, chase doubled the interest rate on their $5,000 credit card bill to 15%. >> it was an injustic it was a great injustice to us, who w
investigative correspondent lisa myers has details on that. lisa, it's going to make a lot of people mad. >> it absolutely will, matt. this study found that executives at lehman brothers and bear stearns cashed in big time in the years before their firms impled. and even though they suffered huge losses at the end, their ceo still walked away with hundreds of millions of dollars. critics call it being richly rewarded for failure. it was the early phase of the financial meltdown last year. first, bear stearns was sold t avoid collapse. then lehman brothers went bankrupt. shareholders lost billions and thousands of employees lost jobs. but a new study by experts at harvard law school titled "wages of failure" found thatin 2000, the top five executivest each firm had received staggering amounts of cash bonuses and it sold mountains of stock. bear stearns executives cashed out about $1.4 billion. and lehman brothers, $1 billion. >> people whonveste in these companies should feel betrayed. the whole idea of capitalism is that the people provide the capital and the executives take care of it f
will be wearing during the competition, lisa baird is chief marketing officer for the united states olympic committee. lisa, good morning. >> good morning, al. how are you? >> all right. and we have got people chanting "go, usa." we love this. what are the trends we'll be looking at this winter? >> well, we're going to be looking at a classic american palette, red, white and blue. the nike outfits are stressing performance. they've got to perform really under any condition. >> let's get started. this is the medal stand look. we hope to see this a lot in february. and showing off our look, short track speed kaser j.r. cheleski and gretchen bleiler. good to see you again. tell us about this look. it's fantastic. >> for the men, the hat, it's all about warmth, it's all about coort. >> are you warm? >> very warm. surprisingly. >> and wh gretchen, you've got a cat with a slightlyifferent cut. it's about being sporty and also looking great. >> will this hat stay on when you're snowboarding? >> only on the podium, al. there you go. >> only on the podium. >> and what about these tops here? >> these
clever tips to help you eat less. lisa, contributor to "women's health," good to see you. our plates are too big. >> exactly. the smaller the plate, the better. think about six to eight-inch plates. a study from cornell university found that those who ate hamburgers off of saucers -- these are very small -- these individuals actually believed they were consuming 18% more calories than they actually were. >> because on a smaller plate the smaller portion looks bigger. >> exactly. you feel less deprived. >> also extend that to the serving dishes as well. >> exactly. in studies people ate 56% more when they served themselves from a one-gallon bowl compared to a half-gallon bowl. >> if it's smaller bowl, you think, i look like a pig here. i'm scooping out too much. >> right. you may indeed scoop out less. another trick though is to use ceramic bowls over glass. >> why? >> interestingly, when you choose glass you can actually see through the bowl. one study in the international journal the obesity found women ate 71% more food out of transparent containers compared to ones they couldn't s
what i was trained to do, doing what any soldier would do. >> lisa, you re-united with your daughter on saturday evening. i want to show a bit of that reunion. then we'll talk about it. >> oh, baby girl! >> i know, lisa, you were very worried about amber. you had talked to her right before the shooting. then for hours you had no idea how she was, if she had been hit, if she had been killed. but you knew something horrible had happened. what did it mean to you to finally hold her in your arms? >> it was an awesome feeling. she needed me there and we got there as soon as we could. and i don't think i want to leave her now. >> amber, i understand that you are going to be meeting with the president when he comes to ft. hood tomorrow for the memorial service. what's your reaction to that? >> it's crazy. i always wanted to meet him. it's always been i guess a dream of mine to just meet any president really. but i wish it could be under different circumstances. but it's something'm looking forward to. >> now he's certainly wanting to meet you. just to conclude, amber, i know you're being de
correspondent lisa myers is here with details. lisa, good morning to you. >> good morning, meredith. you may have seen some of these money-back offers on popular websites when you're shopping online. well, today, a senate committee is cracking down on this industry, which investigators say engages in deliberately misleading tactics and may be duping consumers out of millions of dollars. the offers pop up when you least expect it. >> i felt like i was being pick-pocketed. >> reporter: on websites that you know and trust. >> it's just very deceptive business practices. >> reporter: ann makai had been on shutterfly buying photos, mike genevieves, two movie tickets on fandago, when they got some strange, unwanted charges on their credit cards, monthly fees for a membership club called reservation rewards. >> this was going for a service which i did not want, did not need and had no knowledge of getting. >> reporter: authorities say millions of online shoppers are signing up and getting billed for these clubs without knowing it, a billion-dollar business they say is built on deception. >> just a
? oh, okay. >> reporter: lisa pfund's daughter, amber barr, was one of the injured soldiers who was shot in the stomach. >> she's a fighter. sire[ sirens ] >> reporter: as alarms sounded around ft. hood, families awaited word about loved ones. president obama called it a horrific outburst of violence. >> it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> reporter: the 39-year-old man believed responsible is single with no children, a military psychiatrist. he was previously at walter reed in washington, d.c. late thursday, federal agents searched a home in kensington, maryland, where hasan lived during his medical training. authorities are looking at several internet postings they say may offer clues. one blog posted by username nidalhasan compared suicide bombers with a soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save the lives of his comrades. the post reads, "to say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. it's more appropriate to say he is a brave hero
. her mother, lisa, joins us now. we appreciate you being here. i know you've had a few phone conversations with your daughter. can you tell us how she's doing? >> she's doing good. she was released last night. she's in obviously some pain. she went to an nco's house to heal so she didn't have to do it in the barracks. >> can you tell me how you first learned of the rampage here and then subsequently the fact that your daughter was involved? >> i got a phone call from the e.r. doctor telling me my daughter was injured, couldn't tell me how, what happened, anything. and then it was hours and hours and hours later where we finally got a phone call that she was shot. and then again hours and hours before we figured out what happened. >> and i know she was in a lot of pain when she talked to you. i also know she really isn't allowed to talk about the circumstances of the shooting. but the general, commanding general of this post on the "today" show yesterday morning specifically talked about your daughter and the fact that she came to the aid of fellow soldiers before she, in fact
tips and what could get you into money trouble. in-store deals, lisa freeman of smart shop magazine is here with the best buys of the weekend. >> good morning, jenna. >> consumer reports shopping poll just came out and it said the three biggest things on the wish list this year, clothes, electronics, and toys. where will we find the best deals? >> electronics and toys are the huge thing. the big retail giants are having a huge price war. walmart, target, even amazon is getting into the game and consumers will benefit this year. jewelry, clothing, you can wait on that stuff. >> of the three, 70% on that poll say they'll purchase electronics. >> right. >> what kind of deals should people be looking for? >> the deals will be on these 32-inch lcd screens going for under $400. >> a couple years ago so much more. >> exactly right. these are great gifts. also, blu-ray players will be big. you can find them for as little as a hundred bucks this season to go go with your 32-incher. and net books are super hot. i've seen them as low as $200. some are as much as $300 depending on the model. >>
, there is. in fact, it's in your pantry. lisa drayer's a nutrition involvement and contributing editor for "women's health" magazine. and she says the right foods can help keep your sex life sizzling. and she's one month away from delivering her baby. so you've obviously been eating something good. >> is it really true, though, honestly? can you eat foods that will change your libido, your sex drive and all that? >> you know, there is some preliminary research suggesting that certain foods can give you a boost in the bedroom. >> why don't we start right now? >> you always hear about dark chocolate being good for so many things. also libido? >> exactly. there's a chemical basis for it. and the reason is chocolate contains the compound fennel ethelamine which increases the feeling avenue traction between people. also it's the same brain chemical that's released when we experience the feeling of falling in love. >> really? that's why you get candies on valentine's day. >> and those who consume dark chocolate, one cube daily, women who do that report bigger desire and better performance. >
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